Train wreck, September 22, 1912, Dows, Iowa

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Looking southwest at a train collision in front of the Dows Depot. A gravel train and stock train collided on September 22, 1912 and 42 head of cattle and 30 head of sheep were killed. The train crew was not hurt. Dows, Iowa (originally named Otisville) was established in 1880 and named for a railroad contractor. 1912 postmark.